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Posted on May 19th, 2015 in History | No Comments

It appears that the stranglehold the North/West squad once had on the Valor Bowl has, for the time being, been eliminated. For the fourth consecutive year, the South/East time rang up a win, this time in convincing fashion, 39-7, at Unionville High School.

Pat Clark’s (Unionville head coach) East 11 scored the first 22 points and coasted home to the easy win. The early offensive onslaught came courtesy of Rustin High School quarterback Dave Fithian (East Offensive MVP) and his Golden Knight teammates, Ethan Ridgeway and Omar Stewart.

Fithian put the first points on the board with a one-yard run, and the run for two points gave the East all the points it would need. That TD was set up by a 46-yard completion to Stewart. Fithian flashed his throwing prowess again with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Ridgeway, closing out the first quarter with a 15-0 lead. That stretched to 22-zip on a hook-and-lateral, with Unionville’s Garrett Scargill covering the final 20 yards after getting the lateral from Malvern Prep’s Andy Pancoast.

The East defense was equally strong, holding the West to just 81 total yards, including -2 yards passing. East defensive MVP Rob Ritrovato contributed 2.5 sacks and Rustin’s Sean Steinmetz added another 1.5 of the seven total times West quarterback Ethan Herb (Oxford) picked himself off the ground. Musty Mahmud tore off a 52-yard run prior to Herb scoring the West’s lone touchdown, a one-yard plunge, ending the half at 22-7.

A Ritrovato sack of Herb in the endzone resulted in a safety for a 24-7 before Malvern Prep’s John Dollfus converted a 29-yard field goal for a 27-7 before the third quarter expired. The fourth quarter featured two more East scores: a 16-yard touchdown by Great Valley’s Chris Temple and a 13-yard score by Owen J. Roberts’ Wyatt Scott.

Mike Boykin, Coatesville, was the West defensive MVP and Downingtown East’s Ryan Fay earned the West offensive MVP award.

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